Obama to visit pope during European visit in March


Posted at Jan 22 2014 08:49 AM | Updated as of Jan 22 2014 04:49 PM

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama plans to visit with Pope Francis at the Vatican in March during a trip to Europe, the White House said on Tuesday.

Obama is scheduled to meet with the pope on March 27 in a trip that will include stops in the Netherlands, Belgium and other parts of Italy, it announced in a statement.